The survival of firms founded by immigrants: institutional distance between home and host country and experience in the host country

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serval:BIB_D8C2992D7B63
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Title
The survival of firms founded by immigrants: institutional distance between home and host country and experience in the host country
Journal
Strategic Management Journal
Author(s)
Mata J., Alves C.
ISSN
0143-2095
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
We propose that the liability of foreignness applies to individuals and not only to firms. To identify such a liability, we study entrepreneurial firms created by natives and immigrants. Firms created by immigrants have a lower rate of survival than those founded by natives. Work experience in the host country and size of the immigrant’s national community improves the chances of survival of firms founded by immigrants, in particular for firms founded by immigrants from institutionally distant countries. In contrast, the impact of firm age on survival is not significantly different for firms created by natives and immigrants. This indicates that learning by individuals before the creation of firms is more important than learning that occurs at the firm level after firms have been created.
Keywords
Strategy and Management, Business and International Management
Create date
28/08/2018 11:16
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21/08/2019 6:17
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